Posts Tagged ‘tiny homes’

Catherine Baker Presents at the 2017 AIA Conference

AIA Conference on Architecture 2017, April 27-29, Orlando

On Friday, April 28th, at the 2017 AIA national conference, LBBA’s Catherine Baker and Tracy Baim, publisher at Windy City Times, will present tiny houses as a possible solution to youth homelessness. “Tiny House in a Big City: Competition/Construction Case Study” looks at the international Tiny Homes competition to understand planning, costs, and other challenges…

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BOLD: Chicago Architecture Biennial Exhibition

During the height of South Chicago’s population, the U.S. Steel South Works Plant was the primary source of jobs in the area. When the plant was shut down in 1992, the population decreased drastically. Job markets in today’s time are slowly realizing a maker/seller platform, resulting in the establishment of a variety of small cottage…

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BOLD: MAS Context Issue 29 Now Available

Cover of MAS context issue 29 that reads bold alternative scenarios for Chicago

MAS Context’s latest issue BOLD catalogs the projects that were part of 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial’s exhibition BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago, curated by Iker Gil. The projects respond to David Brown’s “The Available City” and offer alternative propositions that address vacancy in the city and its potential to create new architectural scenarios. Among the work, LBBA’s speculative proposal South Chicago…

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A Tiny Home Community for Chicago

“what struck me is that everyone i went to about this…no one said this can’t be done. no one said it’s impossible. it’s a matter of solving a series of challenges and problems.” – Eithne McManamin, Tiny Homes Summit, April 2016 At the recent ‘Tiny Homes Summit,’ Jeff Bone and Eithne McMenamin presented their planned…

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Winning Tiny Homes Entry Comes to Life

As first place winners of the Tiny Homes Competition, Terry “Vic” Howell, Marty Sandberg, and Lon Stousland worked with Price Construction to realize a prototype of their design, which is on view this week at UIC’s campus. Visitors were able to tour the model home in conjunction with the Tiny Homes Summit through efforts of…

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Tiny Homes Summit to Address Youth Homelessness

Jeff and Catherine are among the 50 leading experts speaking at the upcoming “Tiny Homes Summit: New Solutions for Youth Homelessness” next week at UIC’s campus. This two-day event will focus on creative solutions to youth homelessness, estimated to be more than 20,000 in Chicago, through the lens of the Tiny Homes movement. Covering everything…

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Photos from “confronting homelessness” panel

Left to Right: Tracy Baim, Cassi Coravos, Catherine Baker, Marty Sandberg, Lon Stousland, Terry “Vic” Howell Left to Right: Peter Landon, Lon Stousland, Terry “Vic” Howell, Marty Sandberg, Jeff Bone, Catherine Baker

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Catherine to speak at ‘Confronting Homelessness’ panel

This coming Tuesday, Catherine, with the winners of The Tiny Homes Competition and others, join a panel discussion on how design can face the challenges of homelessness in Chicago, especially youth homelessness. AIGA Chicago‘s Design for Good has organized the event. Tuesday, March 29 Uptake, 600 W Chicago Avenue, 3rd Floor 5:30: reception; 6:30 –…

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Tiny Homes Competition Winners Announced

AIA Chicago has just announced the winners from the Tiny Homes Competition that received over 450 submissions! Congratulations to the winners, and we look forward to seeing the model home at the upcoming Tiny Homes Summit. Read the release and see full size images here. Chicago is one step closer to realizing a community without youth…

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